City of Karratha

Community Grants and funding

The aim of community grants and funding is to offer not for profit community, sporting, cultural, service groups, associations and individuals that are based within the City of Karratha, financial assistance to foster high quality programs, community events, facilities and services that provide a return benefit to the community.

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In 2019, we'll provide grant writing workhsops to assist with applications - more details coming soon.


To assist community organisations to maximise their development in partnership with the City of Karratha. To provide an equitable means by which community organisations can access Council funds for their future development. To establish mutually beneficial partnerships between the City of Karratha and the community.

Grant Writing Workshops

In 2019 the Community engagement team will offer a variety of grant writing workshops to assist organisations with their understanding of the City’s various grant schemes and to support them to write and submit high quality, competitive grant applications.

Biannual grant writing workshops were hosted as below in March 2019.

  • Karratha – March 11
  • Wickham – March 12
  • Dampier – March 13
  • Roebourne amd Point Samson – March 14

Quarterly grant writing workshops will be held in Karratha and Point Samson in coming months. Dates to be confirmed.

  • Karratha -
    Point Samson – 15th October 2019

For more information on the City’s grant writing workshops please contact the community engagement team at

Biannual Community Grant Scheme

The Biannual Community Grant Scheme provides community, sporting, cultural and not-for-profit service groups financial assistance to support high quality community service and program delivery in areas such as the arts, health, welfare, training, sport and general interest, providing a return benefit to the whole community. 

Applications for round one of the biannual grant scheme are open from Friday 1st February 2019 and close at 5.00pm Monday 1st April 2019.

Applications for round two of the biannual grant scheme are open from Friday 2nd August 2019 and close at 5.00pm Monday 7th October 2019.

Applicants are required to discuss their application with a community engagement officer prior to the closing date. We encourage applicants to attend the various FREE grant writing workshops provided by the City of Karratha.

For further information, please contact the community engagement team at

Quarterly Grants Scheme

Community & Cultural Grants: aim to provide financial assistance to individuals (via auspice), groups and organisations that seek to foster skills development, provide high quality programs, improve facilities and services, and/or increase the participation of individuals, groups and the wider community in social and cultural activities and events.

Sports Funding Grants: aim to provide financial assistance to individuals (via auspice), groups, clubs or associations that seek to foster skills development, provide high quality programs, improve facilities and services, and/or increase the participation of individuals, groups and the wider community in social sporting activities and events.

Applications for funding should be submitted prior to the following dates to ensure the application is evaluated in the appropriate funding round:

  • 5.00pm Monday 25 February 2019
  • 5.00pm Monday 27 May 2019
  • 5.00pm Monday 19 August 2019
  • 5.00pm Monday 28 October


Should you require any assistance or information, please contact and an Officer will respond to your enquiry.

This scheme is proudly supported by the City of Karratha and the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project.

Computers for Communities

The Computers for Communities is to provide assistance to any not for profit art, sporting or community club or association, operating within the City of Karratha, to assist with day-to-day administration and functions of that group.

These are late model computers, generally three years old, and are suitable for light office duties, such as for word processing and Internet browsing. All computers come complete with Windows XP Professional, a monitor, keyboard, mouse and CDS ROM. The computers are provided as-is and without warranty. 

Each year, the City of Karratha makes computers that are surplus to its needs available (at no cost) to eligible applicants.

Occasionally, printers may become available under the same program and will be advertised accordingly. The printers are provided as-is and without warranty. 

Funding Rounds: Applications will be advertised as computers and/or printers become available for dissemination through this scheme.

The applicant/s must reside or operate within the City of Karratha. Applications that are not connected or concerned with the City of Karratha Community will not be considered. 

Organisations must be non-profit and shall include, but are not limited to, sporting clubs (that are incorporated under the Associations incorporation Act), religious groups and demonstrated not-for-profit community groups or individuals that have a focus on community needs with a social benefit. 

In some instances, organisations that are incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act, may apply for funding on behalf of an unincorporated group that is based or operates within the City of Karratha. Unincorporated or for-profit organisation applications will not be considered. 

Download a copy of the Computers for Communities Guidelines (PDF 150KB)

Download a copy of the Computers for Communities Application Form (PDF 173KB)

Artwork for Community

The City of Karratha is making surplus artworks available for free to eligible community groups for their fundraising efforts.  Applicants may be eligible to receive up to five pieces of art, subject to the assessment of all applications. 

Applications will remain open until all artworks have been allocated.

For more information about this and other grants available to community groups, please contact the Community Engagement Team on 9186 8555.

Download the Artwork for Community Artwork Catalogue (250kb PDF)

Download the Artwork for Community Guidelines (35kb PDF)

Download the Artwork for Community Application Form (0.7mb PDF)

Major Event Sponsorship and Attraction Program 

The City of Karratha seeks to support and encourage an active and engaged community through the attraction and/or sponsorship of a wide variety of events in an equitable and accountable way. Major events can positively impact the local economy and provide wellbeing, lifestyle and cultural benefits to local residents and visitors. Specifically, the Program seeks to:

  1. Contribute to Council’s vision to be “Australia’s most liveable regional City”. 

  2. Maximise the economic, media and social value of major events.

  3. Provide a coherent framework for City investment in supporting and growing major events.

  4. Encourage events and activities that have a regional focus.

For further information email 

Where groups have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and are registered, GST will be applicable and will be paid to the group accordingly. However, groups and individuals that are not registered will need to complete a declaration form as set by the Australian Taxation Office before the grant will be reimbursed. Should the form indicate that there is a liability for PAYG, the application will not be considered.

Return Benefits to the City of Karratha

Public Announcements at the event

  • City of Karratha logo displayed on posters, pamphlets, signboards etc.
  • Undertake joint media promotion with the City of Karratha.



Pilbara Development Commission (Includes Pilbara Cities - Royalties for Regions)


Dept Local Government and Regional Development

The Grants Directory is a compilation of grants available to communities and local governments in regional and metropolitan Western Australia. The Directory contains programs provided by the Western Australian Government as well as private sector organisations.



Country Arts WA


Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an Australian Government initiative that brings together all levels of government to enhance the growth and development of Australia's regions. A national network of RDA committees has been established to achieve this objective.

This website helps you find funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities to help you to develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives or provide assistance in times of hardship.

Foundation for Young Australians